Virtualization market leader VMware recently announced the addition of its VMware Desktop Manager (VDM) product to its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offering, which will allow enterprises to provide remote access to virtual desktops with relative ease. VDM provides secure remote access and connection brokering among other management and security features. This research note focuses on implementing VMware's VDI for remote access and Business Continuity (BC) planning, specifically:
- Server deployment in a secure remote access scenario.
- Network and server capacity considerations.
- Potential pitfalls to avoid.
Implementing VDI for remote access and BC planning will be a compelling option for many enterprises. Understand the network and infrastructure requirements prior to implementation.